When the Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant this offseason, most NFL fans expected him to rebound and sign with a new team shortly. The most recent prediction was that Bryant would join the Green Bay Packers. The thought of Bryant catching passes from Aaron Rodgers was intriguing. As a matter of fact, none other than former Dallas Cowboys superstar tight end and future Hall of Famer Jason Witten said that he believed that the Packers was who Bryant would end up signing with. However, while fans are thinking about Bryant in a Packers’ uniform, Rodgers has other ideas.

Aaron Rodgers on Dez Bryant

Aaron Rodgers was talking to reporters about the 2018 Green Bay Packers season at the first OTA of the offseason and they mentioned what Jason Witten said about Dez Bryant.

Rodgers didn’t seem to think much of the idea. He said that he plays quarterback and does not make personnel decisions but at the same time, he doesn’t see Bryant signing with the Packers. One of the big things on his mind was that the team cut Jordy Nelson already – one of Rodgers’ favorite wide receivers.

"Well, we like young receivers,” Rodgers said. That makes sense after the Packers cut his favorite target and then chose not to sign any free agent receivers in this offseason. Instead, he has Devonte Adams and Randall Cobb as the starters, and then nothing. Geronimo Allison is a third-year player and the Packers then drafted three receivers in this year’s NFL Draft. J’Mon Moore from Missouri, Marquez Valdes-Scantling from South Florida and Eqanimeous St. Brown from Notre Dame will compete for playing time.

Dez Bryant remains a free agent

The fact that Dez Bryant is still a free agent is shocking. The idea of him signing with the Green Bay Packers could infuriate some Dallas Cowboys fans since the last time Dallas had a chance for a Super Bowl, a Bryant catch that could have set up the win was nullified due to a bad referee decision. However, while Aaron Rodgers does not see Bryant coming to Green Bay, he does think that Bryant will find a new team soon.

“He's a talented player,” Aaron Rodgers said. “He's going to end up somewhere.” While Rodgers said that dropping Jordy Nelson and signing Dez makes no sense, he did say that he would welcome the receiver with open arms if he did sign with the Packers. However, for now, Bryant is still a free agent without a home. If the Green Bay Packers are out of the equation, there aren’t many NFL teams left that fit what Dez Bryant is looking for.